The Personal Information Manager’s main user interface
is a monthly calendar. This calendar has links to five different functions: an appointment
book, a note pad, a phone directory, an expense account, and a time clock.
In the appointment book application, you can enter, delete,
or edit appointments. In addition, you can attach an alarm to selected appointments which
will go off at preset lead times prior to the scheduled time. A report can be generated
documenting the appointments in a variety of formats.
The Note Pad
The Note Pad function allows you to enter any kind of data
as notes, including to-do lists, in your calculator. Notes can be sorted and retrieved by
date, priority number, or key words.
The Note Pad application allows you to create a report of
all the notes entered and generate a document in a variety of formats.
The Phone Directory
The Phone Directory function allows you to enter Phone
Directory listing in 9 fields:
- Name - Last and first
- Street Address
- Company or Affiliation
- City, State, Province and ZIP
- Home Number
- Fax Number
- Work Number
- E-Mail Address
- Miscellaneous (birthday, etc.)
The Phone Directory is displayed alphabetically (example
top right). A typical listing of data under a given name is also shown (lower right).
The Expense Accountant allows you to record amounts and
descriptions, and bills the expenses to the accounts that have set up. Expense items can
be added with an explanation attached. Setting up your accounts and pre-selecting your
categories is simple. (A few examples of account type are shown in the screen display.)
The Time Clock function allows you to keep track of time
allocated to particular accounts you define. Time may be entered in real or static modes.
In the real time mode, the HP 48 works as a stop watch. In static entry mode, hours are
directly entered and allocated to an account.
The data for the Personal Information Manager can be
entered into a Personal Computer in a specified format and downloaded to the HP 48 GX
using either the CalcWare Link for PC developed by da Vinci Technologies, or the Kermit
file transfer protocol software that is universally available to all hardware platforms.